Wednesday, November 09, 2005

#37: Roads & Boats

The creators of Roads & Boats are a small group of Dutch folks (Splotter) who have managed to design what some feel is the ultimate resource/building game. The playing time is pretty intense - but there are options to shorten the game. And according to it's fans, there is absolutely no reason to shorten this immersive playing experience.

Ben Baldanza: "Almost limitless options."

Ronald Hoekstra: "Time flies when you're playing this game."

Doug Adams: "Fabulous game of logistics that's brilliant with 1 to 6 players."

Susan Rozmiarek: "This game sucks me in to the point where I don't even realize how insanely long it takes to play."

picture from Board Game Geek



Blogger Josh Adelson said...

No game is more capable of anticlimactic letdowns than this one. Hard to justify its place ahead of so many other better games. I think Mr. Glenn has been dipping into the magic carbohydrates again. That said, I'll never relinquish my copy.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I would enjoy Roads & Boats more if it were a computer game. I sort of like it, but it feels too laborious to play.

9:21 AM  
Blogger huzonfirst said...

VERY impressive design. It's long and intense, but there's also nothing else quite like it.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

For the record, I've never played this. I didn't vote for it. I didn't write the blurb for it.

But I wanted to...

8:58 PM  

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